Perspectives in Marine Biotechnology

Paulraj, R (2003) Perspectives in Marine Biotechnology. In: Winter school on Recent Advances in Mariculture Genetics and Biotechnology, 4- 24 November 2003, Cochin.


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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) defines Biotechnology as: "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use". According to Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation, USA, the apt definition is making money from Biology. Biotechnology involves application of scientific and engineering principles to provide goods and services through mediation of biological agents. Traditional application includes antibiotic production through fermentation, microbial sewage treatment and water purification. Modem molecular biotechnology involves gene manipulation and gene transfer, DNA typing, bacterial cloning for production of biomolecules etc.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marine Biotechnology
Subjects: Fish Biotechnology
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2011 12:21
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:46

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